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Matt Holliday's grand slam capped a seven-run 10th inning to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 11-4 on Sunday night.
J.J. Hoover (0-5) walked Allen Craig to lead off the 10th. One out later, David Freese singled Craig to second, extending his career-best hitting streak to 19 games, tied with San Francisco's Marco Scutaro for the longest in the National League this season.
Daniel Descalso followed with his RBI double off the left field wall. Matt Carpenter added two insurance runs with a bases-loaded single before Holliday hit his homer - a 464-foot shot into the left field seats off Curtis Partch, who was making his major league debut. The homer was Holliday's 10th of the season.
Trevor Rosenthal (1-0) had four strikeouts in two perfect innings to get the win.
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ST. LOUIS -- During the past offseason, Matt Carpenter was talking with his mom about his future in the major leagues. Though Carpenter enjoyed a strong rookie season with a .365 on-base percentage in 340 plate appearances, his baseball future coming into 2013 was far from secure.
No one knew if he could become more than a utilityman in the big leagues. Not even Carpenter.
After a shaky start to the season, all St. Louis Cardinals fans are aware that 23-year old reliever Trevor Rosenthal has settled down and become a lock-down eighth inning reliever.
But are Cardinals fans aware of just how dominant Rosenthal has been?
Rosenthal has not allowed a single earned run since April 24 and has pitched an amazing stretch of baseball and is a big reason why...
1. Oscar Taveras (1) – .311, 4 HR, 20 RBI, 5 SB
Even thought Taveras was out a significant amount of time, there is no need to drop him. He is still, by far, the best Cardinals prospect. For me, there is some injury concern. I don’t think it was ineptitude that cause the Cards to not DL him for 3 weeks. I think they were sending him a message that he needed to get out there...
As the MLB draft continues throughout the weekend, the St. Louis Cardinals will get their biggest and hottest prospect back from injury on Saturday night.
According to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the No. 1 rated prospect in baseball according to Keith Law, Oscar Taveras, will return to the lineup for Triple-A Memphis tonight.
Taveras returns to the Memphis lineup...
St. Louis Cardinals minor league left-handed pitcher Nick Greenwood absorbed a double-whammy on Monday, with losses at two different levels of play, in two different roles.
Here is how it came about.
The 25-year-old started for the Double-A Springfield Cardinals on Monday afternoon at Tulsa. Greenwood went five innings, allowing three runs, two earned, on five hits and two walks...
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The Baby Birds went 2-2 on Saturday night while the big news was the return of #1 prospect Oscar Taveras. Taveras went 1-for-4 with a double in his return. David Popkins has been on a hot streak for the Palm Beach Cardinals. Popkins has an 8-game hitting streak and is hitting well over .500 in those 8 games. The Peoria Chiefs won in unusual fashion as a passed ball on an intentional...
David Freese has been the St. Louis Cardinals regular third
baseman over the past several seasons. In that role, he’s developed into a
postseason hero and National League All-Star. However, the emergence of Matt Carpenter and presence of top prospect Kolten Wong could have the Cardinals
making Freese available, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
The 2013 St. Louis Cardinals are the symphony: respected, beautiful and only enjoyed by a very devout base.
And just like the symphony, you're not convincing anyone to get on board. They're going to have to make that choice on their own terms.
I bring this up because the Cardinals are an excellent team. Maybe one of the best teams we've seen in the past 20...
The St. Louis Cardinals came into Cincinnati this weekend with a three-game series lead in the NL Central division. The Cardinals now maintain a four game lead as they have taken the series two games to one as the improve their streak to 13 games without losing a series.
The Cardinals defeated the Reds 11-4 in 10 innings in the rubber game of this three game weekend series.
So far in 2013, the Cardinals have matched a winning percentage that is very similar to the 2004 Cardinals, the most winning Cardinal team in my lifetime. Beyond that, they are up there with just about any Cardinals team so far. At 41-22, they are just a win away from being 20 games over .500 and it isn’t even halfway through June. This is a team where a guy with a .310 batting...
The Baby Birds officially went 2-3 on Monday. Memphis resumed a suspended game from April 10th which resulted in a very unusual scenario. Nick Greenwood was the pitcher of record in the suspended game and took the loss. Since that game, Greenwood has been transferred to Double-A Springfield and was also the pitcher of record for Springfield on Monday, where he took the loss. So,...
ST. LOUIS -- Lance Lynn might have left Sunday night's start with a better outcome if he had tried to bust Jay Bruce inside rather than serving him another outside fastball. Or, Lynn's night might have ended differently if he had just stayed away from the lefty-hitting Bruce and gone after Todd Frazier.
But with the count full, two out and the score 2-2 in the fifth, Bruce...
After watching the Yankees most of the season (nearly every game), it was eye-opening watching the St. Louis Cardinals dismantle the Reds yesterday in the Reds' backyard. And what had me drooling with envy was the approach the Cardinals had with runners on base. As I have written this week for It's About the Money, Stupid, the Yankees are so pull happy that they often fail...
Another quick look at the day's trots...
Home Run of the Day: Matt Holliday, St. Louis Cardinals - 24.86 seconds [video]
Tied at four at the end of nine innings, the Cardinals somehow won this game 11-4 in ten innings. This grand slam from Matt Holliday in the tenth had a lot to do with that.
Slowest Trot: David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox - 29.4 seconds [video]